When should you face jail time for overdue library books. Grandma really facing jail time for overdue library book. Overdue library books can be grounds for jail time talking. If items are not returned or renewed by their due date they will incur overdue charges. I can assure you that this is not a scam or hoax here. Mar 12, 2010 also, if you can help it notify the registry when you have a change of address. Woman arrested because of overdue library books neatorama. Overdue library book returned after 84 years an 11yearold girl checked out the poetry anthology in 1934, and was found by her son during a. If you re ever in texas, you better be sure to return your library books. New borrowers need proof of florida residency and identification. Ryan dunn, charges for overdue library books dropped, the blade toledo, may 7, 2016. Borrowers arrested for failing to return overdue books, dvds frustrated by the loss of property, towns arrest negligent library patrons. Overdue library books can be grounds for jail time.
Michigan couple arraigned on larceny charges for late library. Heidi dalibor was arrested after she failed to return the books, angels and demons and white oleander, last year. When it comes to overdue library books, though, texas hasnt been the only state to make waves. Catherine and melvin duren were arraigned thursday in lenawee county court on a misdemeanor charge of failure to return rental property. Tecumseh, mi melvin and cathy duren of tecumseh, michigan recently had warrants issued for their arrest over an overdue library book. Its one thing to find out you owe a library fine for a book you forgot to return, and quite. Couple threatened with jail for overdue library books. The spokesperson said the library does not submit cases to the crime unit unless the. Aaron henson and heidi dalibor were arrested for not returning library materials. Mikala reiswig, glass half fullthere was a recent story about a portales, nm woman who was arrested and handcuffed in front of her children for not returning a twilight movie and dvd. A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an. Jory enck had checked out a study guide for the general educational development ged tests, about three. Have you returned your overdue library books or dvds. The solution is to pay for the book and any additional fines.
The other side of that is people that go to our library and cant have these materials. Nov 15, 2010 i had a project that i used my library card to take out library books so the library has my name and everything. Can you notify me by email if i have items on hold or overdue. Texans arrest for overdue library book a rare case. The american library associations policy 61 entitled, library services to the poor, highlights the removal of all barriers to library and information services, particularly fees and overdue charges. Apr 05, 2018 i often wonder how true some of the tv sitcoms are when they show someone being arrested or taken to court over library fines or overdue library books. Like all spacefiller human interest pieces, these stories dont do anything beyond, to quote the immortal kent brockman, tug at the heart and fog at the mind. Arresting negligent patrons is not something were setting out to do, uss liberty. Woman named in arrest warrant for overdue library books wkrc. Texas man arrested and jailed for overdue library book rt. Well, think again heidi dalibor of grafton, wisconsin, just got arrested for failing to return books she checked out from a library.
Handcuffed and in the back of a police cruiser, aaron henson wracked his brain trying to figure out how a simple speeding violation had led to his arrest. New york cnn a woman failed to return two public library books on time and was faced with an arrest warrant. Woman jailed for overdue twilight book bites back with. Nov, 20 man arrested for overdue library book the fowler show. Whats this guy making such a big stink about old library. Mom faces fines, possible jail time over late library books. One of the most reliable bookish forms of nonnews is the library book finally. I used to be terrible at returning my books but now im over 16 and get charged for it i tend to either renew them over the internet or get them back in time. Texas man arrested and thrown in jail for overdue library book posted on november 3, 20 by bossip staff the texas man was arrested for not returning his overdue ged book. Library fines, also known as overdue fines, late fees, or overdue fees, are small daily or weekly fees that libraries in many countries charge borrowers after a book or other borrowed item is kept past its due date. Library fines are an enforcement mechanism designed to ensure that library books are returned within a certain period of time and to provide increasing penalties for late items.
Wilxgray news its one thing to find out you owe a library fine for a book you forgot to return, but one woman in charlotte just found out theres a warrant for her arrest over some overdue books, wilx reported. A woman might go to jail for forgetting to return library books cnn. Police stop by familys house to tell them to return their daughters overdue library books. Yes, libraries will often drop any case against patrons once the items are returned, but they dont control the various fees and charges that accompany farming out the collection to law enforcement. While having a long overdue library book may not be a crime, failing to respond to a court order to make an appearance can be, and the cops came knocking. And while it may sound a bit odd to see a person arrested over a missing library book, it has happened before. He was arrested because he failed to appear in court when he was ordered to. Can you get arrested for having an overdue library book. Man arrested and jailed for overdue library books fark. In 2012, fouryearold pennsylvania girl katelyn jageman was questioned by police about why she had not returned her books to the library. Nov 01, 20 alamy by jill heller this is one for the books. Since 2002, the city library has had a strict rule when it comes to overdue books. Any unreturned materials that are overdue continue to accrue fines renewing your items and returning them on time are the most effective ways to avoid fines. Man arrested for overdue library book call it throwing the book at the bookworms.
Austin, texas ap call it throwing the book at the bookworms. Weve discussed how overdue books and fines can stack up and lead to fairly heavy consequences. Make sure you turn in your library books north carolina, the actress began a lengthy twitter missive. Dec 26, 20 a texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the lone star state extending its toughoncrime bravado. He said, rumor said you could use another copy of this, hanson said, referring to. Patrons will receive a letter or email after an item is 14 days overdue. For books and audio books the following charges apply. Libraries can and will put you in jail, so return your books, people. Nov 04, 2019 a woman failed to return two public library books on time and was faced with an arrest warrant.
A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the. After an item is 28 days overdue, the library will send out a second letter. A woman was arrested in rogers on sunday for not turning in three library books, according to the rogers city prosecutors office. Couple threatened with jail for overdue library books huffpost. In july of 2014, the couples son used their library card to borrow a hatful of seuss from the tecumseh district library in april 2015, cathy duren borrowed the rome prophecy. She said going to court was a last resort, but that we try to be good. And who the hell is so lazy that they can return books to the library after receiving a bunch of letters and seven phone calls. There is no limit to how many materials can be checked out at one.
A michigan couple faces more than three months in jail and hundreds of dollars in penalties for two overdue library books. You have permission to republish this article under a creative commons license with attribution to lou colagiovanni and. I think i will probably just purchase a book from amazon. No one wants to get arrested over a library book, price said. State agency employees and elected officials may apply for a library card online. Next time you bring back a library book a few days past its due date, know that your fine could have been a lot worse. Texas man reportedly arrested due to overdue library book. Other researchers have argued for waiving fees if it is a barrier for continued use of the library. Overdue and fines currently, swcc library does not charge late fees for overdue materials. Jan 02, 2014 sometimes, however, certain events in life can get in the way of returning a library item on time.
Couple arrested for overdue books at local library the. A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky. Mindy jones is facing jail time for overdue library books. Michigan woman faces criminal charge over 2 late library books. A texas man was arrested this week for failing to return a ged study guide he simply spent too long studying three years and was sent to. Police enforcement of library lending leaves 5 yearold in. At the library i use if you have the bookscdsdvds overdue for over a month they send the book collector round which sounds really scary lol. Apr 15, 2016 two overdue library books have landed a married couple in tecumseh, michigan, afoul of the law. Sometimes, however, certain events in life can get in the way of returning a library item on time. The other side of that is people that go to our library and cant have these materials, theyre put out too, he said of the reaction to getting an arrest in such a case.
Thousands of livingston parish residents are getting letters warning that they could be arrested for having overdue library books. Arrest warrant issued for overdue library books ksntv. My mom was just arrested for having a late fee of 10 dollars on an overdue book. Weve discussed how overdue books and fines can stack up and lead to. Nov 15, 2016 make sure you turn in your library books north carolina, the actress began a lengthy twitter missive. Frequently asked questions on library overdue and renewal. I once almost got charged for failing to return library books. People usually return a book before its overdue to prevent increasing fines. Arrest warrants issued for overdue books the smoking gun. A woman failed to return two public library books on time and was faced with an arrest warrant.
Wait, whet tika sumpters momma arrested for overdue. Shawano witi usually if you have an overdue library book you ll get a fine. A woman might go to jail for forgetting to return library books. Oct 31, 2019 arras said the library notifies cardholders about overdue books when theyre a week, two weeks, a month, three months and about four months overdue before turning the fines over to eaton countys. The spokesperson said the library does not submit cases to the crime unit unless. The suspect didnt seem excited to talk to local media about his case. Melinda sanders jones says she learned of a warrant out for her arrest for overdue library books after her employer ran a background check on her for an upcoming job promotion. Michigan family arrested for overdue library book csglobe. This article michigan family arrested for overdue library book is free and open source. Some states have arrested or jailed individuals for the same reason. A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the lone star.
Libraries can and will put you in jail, so return your books. Couple arrested for overdue books at local library the tecumseh herald. Dec 27, 20 if you re ever in texas, you better be sure to return your library books. Antimedia radio airs weeknights at 11pm eastern8pm pacific. This june, the police came to teels home on an unrelated disturbance call and discovered that the woman had a warrant out for her arrest. Can the library put a warrant out on me for overdue library. After a certain amount of days, an overdue book can be considered stolen and you could be fined not only the usual overdue fees, but for theft as well. The other side of that is people who go to our library and cant have these materials, theyre put out, too. Libraries can and will put you in jail, so return your. In copperas cove, texas, a man named jory enck was recently jailed for failing to return an overdue ged study guide from three years ago. Were trying to help recover taxpayer money that is flatout taken from the library, lenawee county prosecutor burke castleberry told the newspaper.
For the most part, libraries are a free service that many local residents enjoy, yet sometimes, overdue library books can result in fines, warrants or even jail time. A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an. The county prosecutor said the case is necessary to protect taxpayers money. Apparently folks in north carolina dont play about overdue library books, because they just threw tika sumpters momma in the slammer. Woman named in arrest warrant for overdue library books. If you are an ncsu student, the lost book charges i. A person must have an overdue book checked out for at least 90 days and not be responding to phone calls.
A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library. Sep 08, 2015 a woman was arrested in rogers on sunday for not turning in three library books, according to the rogers city prosecutors office. Two overdue library books have landed a married couple in tecumseh, michigan, afoul of the law. Megan linski, couple arrested for overdue books at local library, tecumseh herald, april 14, 2016. Can you apply for a new library card if you can t remember whether or not you have an overdue book on an old not used in years card. I cannot answer for every library out there, however, my libraries do not get law enforcement i. Tecumseh residents cathy and melvin duren were arrested on friday, april 8, after they failed to return two books checked out of the tecumseh district library tdl. Texas man arrested and jailed for overdue library book. In pennsylvania a grandmother was arrested for an overdue library book for real. Hailey benoit, who was standing beside her mom when the officer arrived, burst into. Gayle hazelbaker, director of the tecumseh district library, says the procedure for working with patrons who dont return missing books is lengthy and offers plenty of room to fix the issue. Theres got to be more that you can do with resources like this than arrest people for library books.
Lee camp explains in this clip from the newest episode of redacted tonight. Frequently asked questions on library overdue and renewal rules. Tika sumpter mom arrested for overdue library book. Yes, they should arrest herand everyone else too like they stated in the storywhen the police come knocking, the fines get paid andor the materials get returned rather quickly. Woman facing jail time for two overdue library books. She found the book, returned it and they forgave the fine. Borrowers arrested for failing to return overdue books, dvds. Library materials can be returned to any library branch or bookmobile stop. Couple could be jailed for failing to return library books a couple is facing jail for a really bizarre crime, failing to return library book.
Arras would not confirm the number of books jones had overdue, or the value of the items. Is there a way to reserve a book that is not in the monroe county library system. Megan owensjordan was arrested on suspicion of theft of rental. Charlotte woman gets arrest warrant for late library books. Nov 04, 20 sticking his nose behind books has landed a texas man behind bars after he failed to return an overdue text for three years reported an ordinance in copperas cove, texas allows authorities to issue arrest warrants for late library patrons, and police have just booked a bookworm. According to sumpter, her mother, janice acquista, was arrested and taken into custody in johnston county, n. She is facing jail time for overdue library books 01. Patrons will be notified of overdue library materials.
And yes, its rare that this process gets to the point of an actual arrest though, it. They wouldve had a better chance of getting their money if they. Sticking his nose behind books has landed a texas man behind bars after he failed to return an overdue text for three years reported an ordinance in copperas cove, texas allows authorities to issue arrest warrants for late library patrons, and police have just booked a bookworm. Michigan mother of five faces 93 days in jail for failing. Many branches have 24hour book drops for your convenience. This is real and people have been arrested for such a trivial matter of non returned borrowed books. A texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online. Its one thing to find out you owe a library fine for a book you forgot to return, but one woman in charlotte just found out theres a warrant for her arrest over some overdue books. Please return all materials to the library or renew materials see the renewals section below. Woman gets arrest warrant for turning in library books 2.928 814 1486 1302 655 1350 740 1158 1428 1150 1372 1313 1297 647 1470 388 623 535 1325 89 1298 51 433 875 721 893 938